Aug 12, 2009 7:00pm EDT
music. and for most people it was just that. >>> correspondent lem tucker from nbc news. the day afr woodstock. brings us to our final story tonight. if you drive from this city north, along a series of rural roads, through farm country, in upstate new york, you would drive right by it if you didn't see the marker. and you would likely never realize you were driving past the site of a gathering that changed a generati of americans. woodstock started 40 years ago n memories or not. have their those who weren't there have seen the images. one in particular telling the story of the time in the upwards of 500,000 people who came together.
Aug 16, 2009 10:00am EDT
priorities. and for most, that alone makes it all worth while. lem tucker, "nbc news" in upstate new york. chris: it was a different era in many ways. what do you make of that and the political impact today? >> what a broad question. i think it is interesting that people can inflate these subcultures. it is convenient i think for conservatives to talk about the woodstock generation. because when woodstock seemed to signify was dropping out and smoking dope and listening to -- chris: the good stuff. >> but not necessarily the conservatives approve of. the things that were politically salient in the 60's were not the kids. the civil rights movement was not driven by dropouts. these were people that were politically engaged on campus that were clean cut. they drove big change in the 60's, not the hippies and so for conservatives, it becomes well the whole 60's generation was the crazy indulgent woodstock generation. they conveniently leave out the much more focused and directed political agents of ching that drove a lot of positive and constructive progress. chris: there's nothing more serio
Aug 26, 2009 11:00pm EDT
. problem is, the nats offense was tuckered out. they scored two runs. the nationals fall in chicago, to the cubs, in their debut, 9-4. wicked off speed pitch. struck out six and gave up two runs in six innings. quality start there. fifth inning. nationals, 2-1. christian guzman to the plate. send ts one right up the gut. coming in to score. ties the game. guzman, banked 305. 7th inning, still tied. milton bradley at the dish. he squibs one right over to third. check out zimmerman. bare handing it. coming home. but the throw is way off the mark. not a good throw by zimmerman. scores. the cubs take the lead. and they go on to beat the nationals 9-4. all right. redskins news now. and carlos rogers out for preseason game number three. both are nursing injuries. hope to be back soon. redskins, trying to find then zone for the first time this preseason. they face two excellent defenses, ravens and steelers. the patriots are on deck. and bring a familiar face to fed ex field. sean springs now playing in new england. springs spent five productive years in washington. productive when healthy. th
Aug 3, 2009 4:00pm EDT
to summer for some alexandria students today. mt. vernon community school and samuel tucker elementary run on a modified calendar, which put students back in the classroom this morning. these students will be in class for nine weeks and then have a three-week break. some schools in fairfax and arlington counties also began today. >>> it could soon cost you more to hail a taxi in the district. the city council has lifted a $19 cap on taxi cab rides that start and end in the district. cab drivers have called for this since last june. that's when the switch to the metered fare system took place. the council removed the gap as part of the fiscal 2010 budget plan. >>> we're following breaking news out of baja, california, right now. a powerful earthquake has rocked mexico. the 6.9 magtude quake was centered 331 miles southeast of tijuana, but set off alarms as far away as phoenix. there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. it hit around 2:00 this afternoon eastern time. just minutes after two other quakes were felt. pat? >>> meanwhile, back here at home we're getting a